Having Means For Locating Or Identifying Point Where Body Is To Be Pierced (e.g., Apertured Body Fitting Template, Etc.) Patents (Class 604/116)
  • Patent number: 10524796
    Abstract: An apparatus for irrigating the vas deferens in connection with a vasectomy reversal is described. The apparatus comprises a fluid delivery device having a first portion that connects to the vas deferens, the fluid delivery device connecting such that a catheter tip inserts into the vas deferens and is held in stable position relative thereto and such that fluid enters the vas deferens through the catheter tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: David S. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10517683
    Abstract: A parallel-type micro robot capable of precise control while minimizing size thereof and a surgical robot system having the same are disclosed. The parallel-type micro robot includes a base plate, a work plate, a main fixing shaft module, a horizontal movement module and at least one angle-controlling module. The base plate includes a base body portion and at least one base connecting portion connected to the base body portion. The work plate includes a work body portion corresponding to the base body portion and at least one work connecting portion connecting to the work body portion to correspond to the base connecting portion. The main fixing shaft module is disposed between the base body portion and the work body portion, and coupled to the work body portion such that the work body portion is rotatable. The horizontal movement module is disposed between the main fixing shaft module and the base body portion, and moves the main fixing shaft module along first and second directions intersecting each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignees: KOH YOUNG TECHNOLOGY INC., KOREA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND BUSINESS FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Sung-Mok Kim, Whee-Kuk Kim, Byung-Ju Yi
  • Patent number: 10463806
    Abstract: The invention relates to an injection device. Exemplary embodiments of the invention comprise an application element, an injection needle, an injection needle housing, a drive system for the injection movement, and a retraction system. In exemplary embodiments, a substance is injected during the retraction movement of the injection needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: REPLICEL LIFE SCIENCES
    Inventors: Rolf Hoffmann, Martin Hohlrieder
  • Patent number: 10342304
    Abstract: A method with apparatus and kit for practicing the method that provides a reliable determination of desired earlobe piercing position by giving the user a preview of an earring in the location. The user tests a variety of sized discs that mimic stud earrings on the area to be pierced to determine the most visually pleasing size relative to the area. Once the desired size is chosen, the user then positions and repositions the disc on the site until the disc is in the optimal position visually. A mark is then made on the ear through one or more holes or perforations in the disc. The disc is then removed and the ear is pierced at or where indicated by the mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Leigh Whelan Vasnin
  • Patent number: 10342953
    Abstract: A catheter system including a housing and a drive mechanism supported by the housing is provided. The drive mechanism includes an engagement structure configured to engage and to impart movement to a guide wire. The engagement structure defines a path for the guide wire, and the engagement structure is moveable between an engaged position in which the engagement structure engages the guide wire and a disengaged position in which the engagement structure does not engage the guide wire. The catheter system includes a biasing element configured to bias the engagement structure toward the engaged position, and the biasing element is aligned generally parallel to the path defined by the engagement structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: CORINDUS, INC.
    Inventors: Tal Wenderow, Thomas Bromander, James J. Kennedy, III, Stanley O. Thompson, Jon B. Taylor, Jeffrey Lightcap
  • Patent number: 10327708
    Abstract: A motion compensation system for tracking and compensating for patient motion during a medical imaging scan comprises an optical marker comprising an optically visible pattern and a mounting portion; a first optical detector positioned to digitally image the optically visible pattern along a first line of sight; a second optical detector positioned to digitally image the optically visible pattern along a second line of sight; a tracking engine configured to determine a pose of the object in six degrees of freedom by analyzing images from the first and second optical detectors; and a controller interface configured to generate tracking information based on the pose and to electronically transmit the tracking information to a scanner controller to enable compensation within a medical imaging scanner for object motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Kineticor, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey N. Yu, John Arthur Lovberg, Xiaojiang Jason Pan
  • Patent number: 10322249
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a template for marking injection sites on a biological surface prior to performance of a medical procedure, wherein the template comprises a flexible sheet having marked positions or demarcated areas for each injection site, and wherein each marked position or demarcated area is associated with a unique identifier. Also provided are methods of using such disclosed templates in a medical procedure where an agent or material is injected into a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Iliana E. Sweis
  • Patent number: 10314986
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally pertains to an apparatus and method for locating the posterior palatal foramen of a human hard palate. The apparatus includes a guide with a curved base, an elongated tapered shaft and a head. The head further includes a channel positioned between two tabs of varying heights leading to a hole. The longer tab has a curved end. The apparatus is attached to a user's finger and slid along the patients gum. The practitioner receives a tactile sensation when the head of the apparatus contacts the groove of the posterior palatal foramen. The tab guides a needle through the hole in the channel to the exact site of the foramen. The apparatus may also be used to apply pressure at an injection site to reduce or eliminate injection pain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Russell D. Nichols, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10293116
    Abstract: A device (10) is provided for facilitating insertion of a needle or a cannula into a vein of a patient. The device comprises a fluid chamber (23) adapted to be held in operable engagement with a surface of the patient's skin by a fastener (30/34/35) that extends about a limb of the patient. The device is adapted to create a volume of reduced pressure within the fluid chamber, so as to facilitate expansion of an underlying part of the vein. The device enables insertion of a needle or cannula into the expanded part of the vein, whilst the fluid chamber remains operably engaged with the surface of a patient's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Olberon Medical Innovation SAS
    Inventors: Arash Bakhtyari-Nejad-Esfahani, John Lawrence Altrip
  • Patent number: 10251779
    Abstract: Injection devices for delivering pharmaceutical formulations into the eye are described. The devices may be integrated to include features that allow safe and atraumatic manipulation of the devices with one hand. For example, accurate placement, including proper angulation, of the device on the eye and injection of a pharmaceutical formulation into the eye can be performed using one hand. The devices may also include improved safety features. For example, the devices may include an actuation mechanism that controls the rate and depth of injection into the eye. Some devices include a dynamic resistance component capable of adjusting the amount of pressure applied to the eye surface. Related methods and systems comprising the devices are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: OcuJect, LLC
    Inventor: Leonid E. Lerner
  • Patent number: 10245068
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tool and method for performing a lumbar puncture. The tool may include a first arm and a second arm and may form a T-shape. The first arm may be longer than the second arm. Also included is a projection extending from one of the arms. The projection has a downward angle and a passageway that is sized to accommodate a needle. The tool is configured to maintain the perpendicular placement of a needle between vertebrae and a preferred angle of insertion of about 15° during a procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Inventor: Hanna Samaan Sahhar
  • Patent number: 10182869
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wearable injection guides are described, which include: acquiring one or more digital images of a body region of an individual with at least one image capture device; creating a digitally rendered model of a wearable injection guide from the one or more digital images of the body region of the individual; adding one or more digitally rendered fiducials indicative of at least one treatment parameter to the digitally rendered model of the wearable injection guide; and forming the wearable injection guide from the digitally rendered model of the wearable injection guide, the formed wearable injection guide including one or more fiducials corresponding to the one or more digitally rendered fiducials on the digitally rendered model of the wearable injection guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Mahalaxmi Gita Bangera, Edward S. Boyden, Hon Wah Chin, Gregory J. Della Rocca, Daniel Hawkins, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Robert Langer, Eric C. Leuthardt, Stephen L. Malaska, Terence Myckatyn, Parag Jitendra Parikh, Dennis J. Rivet, Joshua S. Shimony, Michael A. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Sharon L. Wolda, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10178984
    Abstract: Ultrasound devices and guidance systems for ultrasound devices for subdermal devices (e.g., needles) used in conjunction with the ultrasound devices are described. The guidance systems can includes features for easy release of a device from the system following targeting to a subdermal site. A guidance system can be ambidextrous such that a needle can be released by use of either the left or right hand and by use of either a thumb or a finger of an operator. Embodiments that include guidance tracks and slidable guidance cartridges that grasp the hub of a subdermal device are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Soma Research, LLC
    Inventors: M. Dexter Hagy, Stephen F. Ridley
  • Patent number: 10111775
    Abstract: An applicator for applying fluid medicaments to a corneal surface of a patient, after surgery, includes a circular, ring-shaped member. The ring member creates an aperture which extends between parallel planes, with a wall surrounding the aperture as well as upper and lower openings into the aperture. The wall around the aperture is tapered, and there is a hole that extends through the wall. A hollow shaft is connected in fluid communication with the hole in the wall through which a fluid can be injected into the aperture. A bubble of the fluid can then be cradled in the aperture by the wall, and held therein by surface tension across the lower opening of the aperture. An application of the fluid bubble onto the patient's eye requires only contact between the fluid bubble and the eye, with no need for contact between the applicator and the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: 1039578 B.C. Ltd
    Inventors: David Tat-Chi Lin, Stephanie Lei-Ching Lin
  • Patent number: 10092694
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a selectively and concurrently implementable multi-probe microdrive apparatus. Specifically, the disclosure relates to an apparatus configured to selectively and reversibly couple and/or decouple at least one holder to, and/or from an actuator independently, wherein the actuator is configured for controllably and concurrently move any coupled holder. The holder adapted to have a stimulating and/or recording electrode coupled thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Nabil J. Abu Nassar
  • Patent number: 10022322
    Abstract: A method of coating a material onto projections provided on a patch. The method includes applying a coating solution containing the material to at least the projections and drying the coating solution to at least the projections using a gas flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: VAXXAS PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark Anthony Fernance Kendall, Germain Fernando, Xianfeng Chen, Tarl Prow
  • Patent number: 9861764
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide needle guides that facilitate direct penile injection of drug therapies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Wake Forest University Health Sciences
    Inventor: Ryan P. Terlecki
  • Patent number: 9814486
    Abstract: A method includes providing a guide block with a body having a proximal face, a distal face, a length between the proximal and distal faces, a central longitudinal axis extending between the proximal and distal faces, and at least one passageway disposed within the body that extends between the proximal and distal faces, which is configured to receive a tissue accessing device and which is not parallel to the central longitudinal axis; selecting a grid opening of the grid-like breast receiving pressure plate and selecting a rotational orientation of the guide block relative to the selected grid opening to provide access to a desired location in the patient's breast; and inserting the guide block into the selected grid opening of the grid-like breast receiving pressure plate of the magnetic resonance imaging device at the selected rotational orientation, and advancing the guide block in the selected grid opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: SenoRx, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin V. Shabaz
  • Patent number: 9717508
    Abstract: A method of preoperative planning and provision of patient-specific surgical aids includes creating a virtual model of a native patient tissue. A virtual device is placed into a predetermined device orientation relative to the virtual model of the native patient tissue. At least one predetermined landmark orientation is specified for placement of at least one virtual landmark relative to the native patient tissue. A virtual patient-specific template containing the predetermined landmark orientation and having a landmark guiding feature is generated. At least one virtual patient-specific placement guide configured to interact simultaneously with at least one previously placed virtual landmark and the virtual device when the virtual device is in the predetermined device orientation is generated. A physical patient-specific template is created as a tangible representation of the virtual patient-specific template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Joseph P. Iannotti, Wael K. Barsoum, Jason A. Bryan, Peter D. O'Neill
  • Patent number: 9623209
    Abstract: A catheter system including a housing and a drive mechanism supported by the housing is provided. The drive mechanism includes an engagement structure configured to engage and to impart movement to a guide wire. The engagement structure defines a path for the guide wire, and the engagement structure is moveable between an engaged position in which the engagement structure engages the guide wire and a disengaged position in which the engagement structure does not engage the guide wire. The catheter system includes a biasing element configured to bias the engagement structure toward the engaged position, and the biasing element is aligned generally parallel to the path defined by the engagement structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: CORINDUS, INC.
    Inventors: Tal Wenderow, Thomas Bromander, James J. Kennedy, III, Stanley O. Thompson, Jon B. Taylor, Jeffrey Lightcap
  • Patent number: 9579496
    Abstract: An implantable multi-lumen access port including indicators for ascertaining characteristics of the port is disclosed. In one embodiment, the access port comprises a housing that defines a first reservoir and a second reservoir. A first septum and second septum are respectively coupled with the housing to provide selective access to the first and second reservoirs. Each septum includes a plurality of protrusions defined about a periphery thereof that are palpable after implantation of the port in a patient to determine a relative position of the first septum with respect to the second septum. A radiographically observable indicator is also included on a base of the housing, so as to provide information relating to a characteristic of the dual-lumen port, such as suitability for power injection of fluids. The indicator in one embodiment includes a substantially rigid radiopaque component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: John G. Evans, Mark H. Vader, Murtaza Yusuf Amin, David M. Cise, Kelly J. Christian
  • Patent number: 9370652
    Abstract: The desensitizing device contains an electrical stimulation member optionally configured on a support member. The electrical stimulation member contains a control circuit, at least two electrodes, and an electricity supply element. The electricity supply element provides electricity to the control circuit, and the control circuit generates a stimulating current to the electrodes. By configuring a male genital with the support member so that the electrodes are in contact with the penis skin, the stimulating current produced by the control circuit is conducted to the electrodes and provides a low-strength subcutaneous nerve stimulation through the penis skin. The subcutaneous nerve is as such temporarily numbed and desensitized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: GiMer MEDICAL CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Wei-Tso Lin, Chen-Tun Wu, Chan-Yi Cheng, Chi-Heng Chang
  • Patent number: 9358350
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wearable injection guides are described, which include: acquiring one or more digital images of a body region of an individual with at least one image capture device; creating a digitally rendered model of a wearable injection guide from the one or more digital images of the body region of the individual; adding one or more digitally rendered fiducials indicative of at least one treatment parameter to the digitally rendered model of the wearable injection guide; and forming the wearable injection guide from the digitally rendered model of the wearable injection guide, the formed wearable injection guide including one or more fiducials corresponding to the one or more digitally rendered fiducials on the digitally rendered model of the wearable injection guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Mahalaxmi Gita Bangera, Edward S. Boyden, Hon Wah Chin, Gregory J. Della Rocca, Daniel Hawkins, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Robert Langer, Eric C. Leuthardt, Stephen L. Malaska, Terence Myckatyn, Parag Jitendra Parikh, Dennis J. Rivet, Joshua S. Shimony, Michael A. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Sharon L. Wolda, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9275769
    Abstract: A template for radiography and methods of using and making a template are described. The template can include a contoured sheet having first portions and second portions. The first portions are radiodense and the second portions are radiolucent to provide markings on a radiograph. At least one surface of the contoured sheet can correspond to at least one surface of a target part to provide alignment of the contoured sheet to the target part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: PCC Structurals, Inc.
    Inventors: James Raphord Barrett, Jason Armstrong, Doug Nikolas, Andrew Isaac Deceuster, Lawrence Lang
  • Patent number: 9205204
    Abstract: Wearable injection guides and manufacture and use thereof are described, which include: a rigid needle-penetrable material having an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface having form-fitting contours substantially conforming to a topography of a body region of an individual and the outer surface including one or more fiducials indication of at least one treatment parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Mahalaxmi Gita Bangera, Edward S. Boyden, Gregory J. Della Rocca, Daniel Hawkins, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Robert Langer, Eric C. Leuthardt, Stephen L. Malaska, Terence Myckatyn, Parag Jitendra Parikh, Dennis J. Rivet, Joshua S. Shimony, Michael A. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Sharon L. Wolda, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9199044
    Abstract: Wearable injection guides and manufacture and use thereof are described, which include: a rigid material formed to substantially conform in shape to a topography of a body region of an individual, the rigid material substantially impenetrable to an injection needle, and the rigid material including one or more injection needle access regions arranged in a treatment pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Mahalaxmi Gita Bangera, Edward S. Boyden, Gregory J. Della Rocca, Daniel Hawkins, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Robert Langer, Eric C. Leuthardt, Stephen L. Malaska, Terence Myckatyn, Parag Jitendra Parikh, Dennis J. Rivet, Joshua S. Shimony, Michael A. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Sharon L. Wolda, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9198690
    Abstract: A temporary vena cava filter retrieval apparatus includes an introducer sheath for establishing access into a vessel via a patient access site and a retrieval sheath having a diameter sufficiently small to pass through the introducer sheath and sufficiently large to accommodate a partially or fully uncollapsed filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: BIO2 MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey N. Steinmetz
  • Patent number: 9060840
    Abstract: A needle targeting apparatus comprises a sense head configured to locate an implanted device and a guide. The guide is associated with the sense head and comprises an upper surface, a lower surface, and a support member. The support member comprises a channel extending through the support member that provides access to an injection site. In some versions, a needle targeting apparatus comprises a locating feature, an alignment feature, and a support feature. The locating feature is configured to locate an implanted device. The alignment feature is configured to align a syringe needle with the implanted device. The support feature is configured to support a syringe upon insertion of the syringe needle into the implanted device. In some versions, a needle targeting apparatus comprises a sense head configured to locate an implanted device and a guide. The guide is configured to identify the center of the sense head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Woodruff, Amy L. Marcotte
  • Publication number: 20150141961
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide needle guides that facilitate direct penile injection of drug therapies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Ryan P. Terlecki
  • Publication number: 20150119802
    Abstract: A vein locating device for locating a vein on a patient has a housing and an objective lens. A condenser lens is disposed within the housing and is aligned with the objective lens along a common axis. There is an infrared light source for emitting infrared light from the vein locating device onto an area of skin of the patient. There is a sensor circuit which includes a first photosensor, a second photosensor, a comparator, and a marking light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Constantin Dumitrescu
  • Publication number: 20150112260
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for non-invasive detection of blood vessels. The systems and methods cool uniformly a tissue volume below a skin region for a specified cooling period and then image vessel thermal footprints of vessels below the skin as they heat up the skin region. The systems comprise a thermal imaging device configured to image the skin region after the cooling period, an image processor arranged to identify, in images captured by the thermal imaging device, which arise on the skin region after discontinuation of the cooling, and displaying means configured to present the identified vessel thermal footprints. The system and methods may analyze the spatio-temporal patterns of the natural heating of the skin surface to derive data on the location of the vessels under the skin. Three dimensional (3D) imaging optics and techniques may further enhance the vessel imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Ofer DAVID, Ron Schneider
  • Publication number: 20150094662
    Abstract: A visualization apparatus for the vein according to the present disclosure includes a near-infrared ray irradiating unit for irradiating near-infrared rays below the skin of a target area, an infrared camera unit for photographing the target area, an image processing unit for receiving and processing image information of a portion below the skin of the target area, photographed by the infrared camera unit, and providing the processed image information to a display device, and a display device located near the target area to display the image information provided from the image processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Deukhee Lee, Se Hyung Park, Sung Hwan Lim, Sangjun Lee
  • Patent number: 8992474
    Abstract: A housing may have a needle, plunger, and bias mechanism supported within the housing by a tab configured to retain the plunger in position and to allow the plunger to move under bias force imparted by the bias mechanism to move the needle to an insert position when the tab is removed. A base and a structure may be configured for relative movement there between and may be adapted to be secured to a user with a cannula extending through a body of the structure into the user during use of a medical device. A housing may be adapted to be secured to a user to support a medical device operable with an insertion needle, the housing having a magnifying material for increasing visibility of an injection site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian B. Hanson, Julian D. Kavazov
  • Patent number: 8979796
    Abstract: An applicator for treating skin, includes a housing, in which a device for perforating an area of skin is arranged, wherein the device for perforating the skin can be brought into contact with the area of skin through an opening in the housing. At least one device for disinfecting is additionally arranged in the housing, and the device for disinfecting acts upon the area of skin through the same opening. With the applicator, a particularly secure and simple handling can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Stumber
  • Patent number: 8974410
    Abstract: Fluid communication devices and supporting structures may be provided for use with intraosseous devices. Apparatus and methods may also be provided to communicate fluids with an intraosseous device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Vidacare LLC
    Inventors: Larry J. Miller, David S. Bolleter, Robert W. Titkemeyer, Joseph J. Manno, Matthew T. Harmon, Bruce J. Richardson, Gary Emerson Hart
  • Patent number: 8961459
    Abstract: An artery stabilizer device is provided for stabilizing an artery while a technician inserts a needle into the stabilized artery. Two stabilizer fingers are provided to hold an artery in place while a needle is passed between two extensions and further inserted into the artery beyond the stabilizer fingers; the device can be removed from the worksite while the tip of the needle remains lodged within the artery. A platform is disposed above the stabilizer fingers and extensions create ample distance between the stabilizer fingers and the platform for simplified palpation and improved visibility and safety. Each embodiment can create an augmented pulse at a targeted needle insertion site, making it easier for a technician to palpate the patient's pulse there. Arterial catheter insertions can be facilitated using this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: James Gerard Perez
  • Publication number: 20150045732
    Abstract: A template for locating a proper place for inserting a needle. The template has two reference indicators that are placed on a person's body and an elongated body, with incremental markings on each side of the elongated body, that moves relative to the two reference indicators. The incremental markings on each side of the elongated body can be scaled differently. One reference indicator is placed over the clavicle and the other is placed over the nipple on the same lateral side. The elongated body is moved until the reference indicators are each lined up with equivalent incremental markings on each half of the elongated body. When the reference indicators are lined up with matching incremental markings, a fixed target, positioned between the two sets of incremental markings, will indicate a proper location for inserting a pneumothorax relief needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Murphy, Corey Russ
  • Publication number: 20150025459
    Abstract: A multi-site injection system includes a plurality of medicament delivering needles/microprotrusions, a needle/microprotrusion support, a supply of medicament, and a mechanism for providing the medicament to the plurality of needles/microprotrusions in order to effect delivery into a stratum corneum of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Steven D. Kimmel, Scott J. Gerondale
  • Patent number: 8936571
    Abstract: The invention is an apparatus comprising of a syringe, a plunger and a circuit for the purpose of activating a light source to illuminate a target area for application of the contents of the syringe in low-light or no-light situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Laura DeVega
  • Publication number: 20150011972
    Abstract: The present invention provides a puncture needle device, comprising a light source assembly, an optic fiber assembly, an ejection assembly, and a puncture needle assembly, wherein the light source assembly comprises a light source sleeve configured with a light source, the optic fiber assembly comprises an optic fiber sleeve configured with an optic fiber, the ejection assembly comprises an ejection sleeve configured with an ejection spring, and the puncture needle assembly comprises a puncture needle with a catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Taipei Veterans General Hospital
    Inventor: Pin-Tarng Chen
  • Patent number: 8926584
    Abstract: A device, a system, or a method is described for treating a disease or a condition of one or more joints of articulating bone in a mammalian subject. The device provides one or more medicaments to one or more joints of the mammalian subject. A device is described that includes one or more substrates configured to contact one or more body contours in proximity to one or more joints of articulating bone of a mammalian subject; one or more sensors configured to monitor movement of the one or more body contours; and one or more applicators supported by the one or more substrates and configured to respond to the movement of the one or more body contours by injecting one or more medicaments to the one or more joint tissues of the mammalian subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Philip A. Eckhoff, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Dennis J. Rivet, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20140378899
    Abstract: The invention relates to an injection device which comprises an application element, at least one injection needle, an injection needle housing, a drive system for the injection movement, and a retraction system, wherein a substance is injected during the retraction movement of the injection needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: TRICHOSCIENCE INNOVATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Rolf Hoffmann, Martin Hohlrieder
  • Publication number: 20140364807
    Abstract: A method for assisting subchondral injection comprising creating a model of bone and soft tissue of a patient. At least one void is modeled in the bone from the model of bone and soft tissue. An injection site is identified from the model of bone and soft tissue and modeling of the at least one void. Data is output for guiding at least in the locating of the injection site and drilling of the bone to reach the void. A patient-specific jig for subchondral injection may be created based on the injection site location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Pierre COUTURE, Louis-Philippe AMIOT, Laurence MERCIER
  • Patent number: 8894616
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for a stabilization device for maintaining a position of a medical device relative to a body surface of a patient. The stabilization device comprises a support portion that defines a groove for receiving the medical device. The groove is structured to allow for positioning of the medical device at a plurality of angles relative to the body surface of the patient. The groove has opposing wall portions for securing the medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Harrison, Laura Man Yee Yu, Neil Godara
  • Patent number: 8894630
    Abstract: A device, a system, or a method is described for treating a disease or a condition of one or more joints of articulating bone in a mammalian subject. The device provides one or more medicaments to one or more joints of the mammalian subject. A device is described that includes one or more substrates configured to contact one or more body contours in proximity to one or more joints of articulating bone of a mammalian subject; one or more sensors configured to monitor movement of the one or more body contours; and one or more applicators supported by the one or more substrates and configured to respond to the movement of the one or more body contours by injecting one or more medicaments to the one or more joint tissues of the mammalian subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Philip A. Eckhoff, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Dennis J. Rivet, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 8888761
    Abstract: A device, a system, or a method is described for treating a disease or condition of one or more joints of articulating bone in a mammalian subject. A device is described which includes one or more substrates configured to contact one or more body contours at one or more joints of articulating bone of a mammalian subject; and an applicator supported by the one or more substrates and configured to inject one or more medicaments to one or more joint tissues of the mammalian subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Philip A. Eckhoff, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Dennis J. Rivet, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20140324021
    Abstract: An injection system including a wearable component (e.g., a patch) adapted to be worn by a user, and a medication delivery component (e.g., injection device) configured to cooperate with the wearable component to deliver medication to the user. The wearable component can provide a target area to the user for targeting the medication delivery component during use, and further serve to prepare the injection site to minimize the potential for injection site reactions. Both the wearable component and the medication delivery component can include electronics and/or other devices for detecting and/or communication information regarding usage of the injection system including dose amount, frequency, time, etc. The system can be configured to communicate such information to a third party, such as a health care professional.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Michael Scott Ulrich, Andrew Vankirk Sweeney
  • Patent number: 8870820
    Abstract: A template for locating a proper place for inserting a needle. The template has two reference indicators that are placed on a person's body and an elongated body, with incremental markings on each side of the elongated body, that moves relative to the two reference indicators. The incremental markings on each side of the elongated body can be scaled differently. One reference indicator is placed over the clavicle and the other is placed over the nipple on the same lateral side. The elongated body is moved until the reference indicators are each lined up with equivalent incremental markings on each half of the elongated body. When the reference indicators are lined up with matching incremental markings, a fixed target, positioned between the two sets of incremental markings, will indicate a proper location for inserting a pneumothorax relief needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Combat Medical Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Murphy, Corey Russ
  • Publication number: 20140290666
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for identifying the flexor retinaculum of the carpal tunnel, injecting an effective amount of an agent into at least a portion of flexor retinaculum or tissue adjacent thereto, wherein the agent is configured to weaken the flexor retinaculum. The system may further include means for increasing the tensile stress in the flexor retinaculum post-injection using hand exercises, thereby weakening its structural integrity and decreasing the pressure within the carpal tunnel that impairs median nerve function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: JOHN M. AGEE, TRUSTEE OF THE JOHN M. AGEE TRUST OF AUGUST 15, 1996
    Inventors: John M. Agee, Ben C. Goss, Francis C. King, Jeffrey Woodhouse
  • Publication number: 20140257183
    Abstract: Described is an injection site indicator comprising a plurality of targets identifying a plurality of injection sites; and a unique label adjacent to each of the plurality of targets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Andrea Mica, David Heighton